“I long to accomplish a great and noble task, but it is my chief duty to accomplish small tasks as if they were great and noble.”
Underlying every great, big idea there’s a purpose we can also meet through small, noble actions. Go ahead and make that plan to change the world, but remember that the exchanges and efforts that may seem ordinary are often the most extraordinary.
I have always admired Helen Keller. When I was a little girl I watched The Miracle Worker and was in awe. I just couldn’t imagine being both blind and deaf, learning to talk, and then going on to be so successful through inspiring others. My best friend Peggy and I would spend hours learning the alphabet in sign language. As an adult I would try to get my kids to write reports and read books about Helen Keller, to no avail.
So on this Monday morning as I dread going to work I’m going to think of Helen Keller and appreciate my blessings.
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